Kiev is impossible to imagine a standard city of glass and concrete. Despite the rapid adjustment, the city retains its spirit, originality, sense of antiquity, mixed with modernity. And last but not least this is due to the fact that there appear the features of ancient Kiev. But always one of them was an abundance of churches and cathedrals. Soviet years has not spared many of them, but even those that remained, most remain in Kiev a reflection not of the XIX century, most of the monuments of "mundane" architecture, and much more ancient, medieval times, and even Russia. Even churches are in themselves, in general, the same ancient, indestructible style Cities.

To get acquainted with the religious monuments of Kiev, will require far more than a day. So, before you go on a pilgrimage to Kiev churches, you need to take care of the shelter. The easiest solution to this problem - rent apartment in Kiev. Now you can go - whether it's a pilgrimage, or simply the desire to touch the history and beauty.

Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
The most famous and most visited religious site in Kiev, of course, is the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. This magnificent architectural complex is situated on the high bank of the Dnieper River, visible from afar, who plays a unique circuit on the sunset sky background. The biggest Orthodox church in Ukraine was established in 1051. Then it was a cave monastery. It became a center of Orthodox Christianity in Kievan Rus in the XII century, received the status of Lavra - the main monastery. And since then, its importance in the religious life is not reduced, nor reduced the flow of people, who want to see this ancient monument of culture of the country. Its structure, in different years, and even centuries, buildings attract the attention of lovers of architecture. And one can not help but be interested and visit the famous Lavra Caves.

Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

Hagia Sophia of Kyiv
One of the oldest religious buildings in Kiev, Sofia Kiev, like us back in the times of Kievan Rus. Erected during the time of Prince Vladimir and Yaroslav the Wise, it is dedicated to Sophia - Wisdom of God, as a sign of indissoluble connection with Constantinople. One of the few buildings that survived from the times of Kievan Rus, repeatedly finish building, rebuild, repair, it still keeps the imprint of immeasurable antiquity. On its walls are found unique frescoes narrating the life of Russia and its nature. Even if you do not profess Christianity, here is come to feel the depth of time, from which the outlines of the beginning of our country.

Hagia Sophia of Kyiv

Hagia Sophia of Kyiv

St. Michael's Cathedral
One of the oldest cathedrals built in the XI century, is not only a religious center, but also a unique monument of architecture of different epochs, in Soviet times was demonstratively destroyed. However, the frescoes were removed - but a unique structure ceased to exist. His reconstructed in the early 1990s. We returned to him, and exported earlier frescoes. Now it is one of the most revered temples, and here are believers and visitors who want to see the miracle of rebirth Kiev. And the alarm of his December 11, 2013 sounded the first time since 1240 - the year of the Mongol-Tatar invasion, as if drawn the connection to time.

St. Michael's Cathedral

St. Michael's Cathedral

Vudubickiy
Another one of the monasteries, which appeared in the times of Kievan Rus - Vydubitsky patrimonial monastery Monomakh. The first monastery was made of wood, stone buildings appeared later. However, they have not survived to the present day - the war and the Dnieper not spared these buildings. The current monastery was built in the XVIII century in the Ukrainian Baroque style. If you choose to enjoy it - after a climb up the hill, and you'll come to another "temple" - Botany Temple, National Botanic Garden of NN Grishko with its magnificent exhibitions of plants. This is best done in May, when lilacs bloom famous botsadovskaya - then purple flowers, blue sky and white clouds Vudubickiy simply amazing.

Vudubickiy in the foam of lilac

Vudubickiy in the foam of lilac

Of course, this is only a small part of Kiev's shrines, and to get a little acquainted with all the temples of the Capital, after all need daily rent in Kiev, apartment or house, the more that the price of apartments is not so great for a day.

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